This was the second cake I've made from the Layered cookbook. I hope to try all of the recipes eventually! This one was for a birthday at work and for some reason I went straight to this recipe as the one to make for this occasion.
The cake layers are a chocolate porter cake. Porter is a type of beer - to be honest, I'd never heard of it before. I found a hazelnut porter and thought the flavor profile in that would go well with this cake. I cracked a can of it thinking it might be tasty... umm, well, it's not to my taste for drinking but it makes a delicious cake!
The recipe calls for only putting the glaze and brittle on the top of the cake. I decided to modify it to put glaze and brittle on each layer of the cake to bring all the flavors into each bite. So each cake layer is topped with an espresso whiskey glaze and a maple peanut brittle and the MOST delicious peanut butter cream cheese frosting!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!